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Printing Issues

Started by pcsentinel, May 13, 2022, 09:47:29 AM

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Hi, I have been experiencing an issue printing. When I select landscape output, the preview is ok, but when it prints, it prints as landscape on the top half of the A4 page rather than properly landscape.

Also found an issue with the latest version. When in the print window, if you use the scroll wheel, it zooms the whole window, rather than scrolls.


Could you please check that your printer driver is up to date, and that your printer setup doesn't get in the way?
You can check these settings if, in the print window, you click the 'Print Setup' button.

About the scrolling: I suppose you mean the scrolling when the complete Print window does not fit your display. An extra scrollbar then appears on the right to make it possible to get to all the functions. In some cases, the preview pane then resizes so it indeed appears larger. At the same time, the functions  (such as the Print Settings) should scroll.
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.


Hi David, I will check the printer, but re the other issue, its not scrolling on the mouse wheel, its zooming on the mouse wheel. I dont think I saw this issue on the previous version.



Really like the program and have slowly gotten somewhat decent at using it. However, I am stuck trying to figure out how to do a full scale printout at a printing shop using roll paper. All I can think of doing is printing about a 100 pages on my printer that need to be glued together on the benchwork foam to show the center lines, etc. (I told you I'm 'slow.')

In short, how do I format the printed layout onto a thumb drive that I can take to a pro printer? Thank you very much for your time, sir.

Dean Mottard


The only way to directly print to a roll printer is to use AnyRail at the print shop.
Most won't allow this, and if it goes wrong, it costs a lot of printing ink/money.

More realistically: Create a PDF Export (FILE/Export As/PDF). Set the page size so that the width or the height corresponds with the roll width. Set the other large enough to contain the complete height or width of the layout.
Let the program generate the PDF. This may take a lot of time and the file will be big.
Then, put the PDF file on a thumb drive and print that 1:1.

NOTE: Ask the printer for the required margins. He probably can't print to the edge of the roll. You can set these in the PDF export as well.

David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.